FDE directives to ensure presence of all institutions’ admin staff may increase risk of coronavirus spread
ISLAMABAD: The recent directives of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to the heads of all its 423 educational institutions, through a notification, asking to ensure presence of all their administrative staff is feared to put their lives on risks during the prevailing crisis of coronavirus.
According to an official source, it was decided by the government to keep all the educational institutions across country closed till July 15 as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of coronavirus.
However, FDE asked heads of all 423 schools and colleges on May 29 (Friday) to ensure the presence of their staff members on duty. Not only the staff members but some teachers are also called by the principals on daily basis.
Earlier, only the principals, vice-principals, drawing and disbursing officers, and limited number of administrative staff showed up at work in the educational institutions.
Now besides all the administrative staff, five to ten teachers are also called by the heads of the various educational institutions to ensure their presence in spite of the fact there was nothing important to do, the source disclosed.
A principal of a Model College on the condition of anonymity said, “The period up to July 15 has been treated as summer vacation. During summer vacation academic activities are suspended so there is no need to keep all the administrative staff present in the educational institutions. Only few members of supporting staff can easily run the business to avoid the spread of contagious disease of COVID-19.” – APP